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Monday, October 8, 2012

ARC Review: Wolfishly Yours by Lydia Dare

Format: epub (Provided by NetGalley)
Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Regency England Has Gone To The Wolves!

It Takes A Beast...

Grayson Hadley is in his own special hell-being treated like a wayward pup by the tutor employed to turn him into a true gentleman. So when he meets a hot-blooded American beauty with the mark of a Lycan, he's only too glad to slip his leash.

To Bring This Lady To Heel
Accustomed to running wild in the swamps of Louisiana, Miss Liviana Mayeux is shipped off to her grandfather's in London to learn a thing or two about polite society. At first she scoffs at the English Lycans' apparent tameness. Little does Livi realize how very close she is to unleashing the passion that lies just beneath the surface...

I've had a soft spot for the Hadleys ever since they first appeared (Taming of the Wolf). They're the literal underdogs of the entire series, poor, unrefined and at times childishly entertaining. It's both exciting and a little sad to see them each get their own book as I've really enjoyed their bickering, fist fights and them annoying the life out of their older, half-brother, Dash.

In just a matter of a few pages, Liviana, or Livi as her loved ones call her, had me smiling and adoring her. Especially when she engaged in a rather sarcastic conversation with Grayson Hadley mere minutes after meeting him in her grandfather's home!

Up until now, the heroines of Lydia Dare's series have either been witches or unsuspecting mortal women. Livi is neither and I loved her for it! The first thought in my mind after the above scene was "Finally! A woman who just might be able to go toe to toe with a Hadley and give him a taste of his own medicine!"

Because Livi already knows about the Lycan world, Wolfishly Yours focuses more on the relationship between her and Gray rather than keeping his secret hidden from her. Her brothers are Lycan as well and though Livi may not shift into a wolf, it doesn't mean she isn't a little rugged and wild herself. She manages to actually fluster the normally chatty and flirtatious Gray and I thoroughly enjoyed that. It's about time someone gave one of those Hadley brothers a hard time.

And though I am excited and sad to read Archer's story next, I think that Livi's brothers, Armand and Etienne just might be equally entertaining and more wild than the Hadleys.

The only problem I had with Wolfishly Yours is that there's no wolf. At all. Gray never shifts into his wolf form and I have come to look forward to the wolf scenes. I would have loved to have had a scene with Livi and Gray in his wolf form.

Overall, Wolfishly Yours still doesn't beat Taming of the Wolf as my favorite, but it is a very close second.

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